Neoseeker : News : Rumor: Next PlayStation due 2013, codename Orbis, won't play used games
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redneonfish Mar 28, 12
Surely blocking the ability to play second-hand games would destroy games retailers? There's no way I can see that happening any time soon... I really can't wait to see the next gen consoles in action, fingers crossed for E3 2012 (a long shot, I know).
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MetallicaDragon Mar 28, 12
I'll lose all faith in sony if it wont play used games, have no backwards compatiblity what so ever, and having to buy something seperatley to play disk games. Yeah *bleep* that shit sony
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bionicle1995 Mar 28, 12
They have been tryigng to stop second-hand games for a long time. I personally understand it but hate the idea. Worsyt of all is NO BACKATDS COMPATIBILITY! I already have to have both my PS3 and PS2 set up to play all my games, I dont wantto have to have the 4 3 and 2. Hopefully there will be a way to "Scan in" PS2/1 games and then download them onto the HDD. I doubt it but it would allow me to clear out some disks and not have 3 consoles at once.
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AngelFNV Mar 28, 12
So let me get this right no used games, have to be always connected to the net, and you can "only buy & play new games" by downloading them from PSN. Now lets see, PSN got hacked & has a high risk of repeating that matter. But now they have your full info plus your internet access. This has "SHIT-STORM" written all over it!
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Gligar Mar 28, 12
If sony want to become notorious for letting gamers down, then this is true. I hope this is all rumors though...
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TechnoHobbit Mar 28, 12
Anti-used games? no backwards comparability? if the PS4 and Xbox 720 is like that then the Wii U will rule!!
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Supernova1332 Mar 28, 12
Excited about the hardware
The backwards compatibility doesn't effect me too much as I still have my original PSX, PS2, and just recently bought a PS3. Backwards compatibility is an extra feature and shouldn't be expected.

The overhead on running the Power ISA on x86, especially since most of the AAA titles used a good amount of cpu horsepower, would be pretty big, backwards compatibility at the same fps would be difficult, if not near impossible, to pull off for all games. It's just not viable.
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fullwolfmoon Mar 28, 12
They do this to make money and because gamers take whatever abuse they get and keep on buying, thinking newer is better and that it will somehow make them happy. Until it doesn't and they crave the next thing. They're playing on basic brain functions. It's not really good at all. Save your money and help someone with it, or invest in something that actually will improve your life.
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kik36 Mar 28, 12
There's no way I can support this system if that is truly the case. My internet connection is so shoddy, I'm lucky I get to play online as much as I do.

No used games means no PS4 for me as well. Let's hope they plan on supporting PS3 games for quite some time.
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arutheunicorn Mar 28, 12
Maybe games will go back to PC where the deities intended them. Sony, hang you burn you...M$ you too...Android uses Linux, great games there. Let Linux PC games finally raise up and have another golden age of gaming.
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Supernova1332 Mar 28, 12
Ah... the casual gamers
This method has seemed to work well enough for the PC market for the past 15+ years. It's a little different because it's such a closed platform.
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arutheunicorn Mar 28, 12
Oh yes, Blizzard "wants" this to happen. Song and M$ bcan both do this. Drive the gamers out of the consoles market.
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Supernova1332 Mar 28, 12
quote arutheunicorn
Casual gamers you say. Funny, guess you like your Mid-video setting on MW3. I perfer High setting on sound and video, Super...EPIC FAIL at trolling. Closed platform, are you serious, Linux a closed platform LMAO. It open sourse development, OpenGL is easy, works on ATI and Nvidia. Sony and M$ have the closed enviroments Seriously, epic fail.
Obvious troll is obvious. I mean, could you have used the words 'epic' and 'fail' any more?
I wasn't referring to your post though, you posted as I was in the middle of typing my own post. And when I said 'its' I meant the PS4.
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